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Old 03-10-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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1973 roof vent "sprung" need help

Hi all, the front roof vent on my 73 TW was left open last time out and it was driven many miles before it was noticed. When I close the vent it does not seat fully, the back half is up about and inch, maybe two. How do I correct it? Anyone with advice is great, leaving in 15 days, must get it fixed. John
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Take the ceiling fixture apart and see what is gumming up the works. Might be a bent arm or something. You should be able to remove the arm from the gear box and wire it shut in the short run. I like the original vent better than the all plastic stuff they they sell now.

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Old 03-10-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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took it all apart, found a part bent, it's the cross over rod that pivots between the roof vent over that connects to the arm that raises the vent. I got it 1/2 way back but there is nothing to pry against and I don't want to break more. Removing it looks more time consuming then I have today. If I undo the two springs it sits almost down. John
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the bent part

Her is a pic of the bent part, help on getting it the rest of the way would be great. I would also buy a settup from anyone that upgraded to newer vents . And last, anyone know for sure if the shroud in the pic is available, just cracked mine. John
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Do the rivets in the linkages have pins in the end of them so you can remove them? It is hard to tell which part is bent from the photo.

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It looks like I will need to remove the rivets (4 each side) to get the whole lid assy out. and two screws on the screw up lifter thing. Then I will be able to bend in better. I messed up the lifter thing on the top trying to pry, so I will try and gather some parts and make it a long project. BTW the shroud is available #83720 at Inland. Thanks John
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